Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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In Lord of The Flies, what happens when Jack asks to vote Ralph out as chief? What does Jack do after this?

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In Lord of the Flies, there has always been tension between Ralph and Jack because the boys voted for Ralph as chief and not Jack when Jack thought he was the obvious choice. In chapter 1, Jack says that he is "chapter chorister and head boy" as if that should be enough to make him chief. However, the boys are overawed by the effects of the conch and recognize a "stillness" in Ralph which ultimately wins him their vote. Jack reluctantly accepts his role and that he will control the "hunters" but as the story develops, he becomes less satisfied with the situation and the overpowering sense of the...

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